Work with ‘high risk’ adolescents can carry shock potential – for young people themselves and others around them, including front-line workers. Workers often face the tricky challenge of providing an immediate response to extreme and dangerous behaviour by young people, in order to provide safety, while at the same time trying to connect
with the hidden pain, trauma and unmet need underpinning this behaviour. This carries the inbuilt conundrum of maintaining a planned approach in the face of continuing crisis. If you are grappling with this ‘high voltage’ work then this is the workshop for you. It is informed by the AIM4® concept map, which supports a practical and effective approach to working with vulnerable young people, grounded in contemporary thinking and research.
Who should attend? Workers in statutory and community services who work with young people with complex needs and challenging behaviour, including child safety, juvenile justice, education settings, residential care, youth services.
Date: Thursday, 3rd May – 9.30am to 4.00pm
Cost: $253 per person